What The Nation’s Doctors Say About Transgender Rights And Marriage Equality | ThinkProgress

What The Nation’s Doctors Say About Transgender Rights And Marriage Equality | ThinkProgress:

“The American College of Physicians (ACP) is the largest organization of internists in the country, with 141,000 members — making it the U.S.’s second largest physician group after the American Medical Association. This week, the ACP issued an extensive position paper detailing how best to serve LGBT people, including a number of political positions about what would best support LGBT people’s health.

LGBT people experience a host of health disparities, the ACP noted, because of challenges that ‘range from access to health care coverage and culturally competent care to state and federal policies that reinforce social stigma, marginalization, or discrimination.’ Not only are they often discouraged from obtaining preventive care, but they also face an ‘increased rates of anxiety, suicide, and substance or alcohol abuse’ because of laws and policies that reject them or treat them unfairly.

To correct these disparities, the ACP took the following nine positions:”

(ThinkProgress)

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One thought on “What The Nation’s Doctors Say About Transgender Rights And Marriage Equality | ThinkProgress

  1. Horrible to think in most states it is still technically legal for most employers to discriminate. I was worried about that over here, but when my partner and I came out we found our employers much more keen to prove how accepting and diverse their policies are, much to our relief.

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